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Surname (IPA: /ˈsɝˌneɪm/)

Surname (n.)

A name or appellation which is added to, or over and above, the baptismal or Christian name, and becomes a family name.

Surname (n.)

An appellation added to the original name; an agnomen.

Surname (v. t.)

To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Out of his surname they have coined an epithet for a knave, and out of his Christian name a synonym for the Devil." - Names


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